Your Guide To A Cosy Night In

Your Guide To A Cosy Night In

As the sun sets earlier and the nights begin to draw in, it’s time to embrace the warm comfort of home. Dark, dreary evenings may be one aspect of autumn, but the flipside is an abundance of cosy nights in. Anyone can plop themselves onto the sofa at the end of a long day, but with a bit of planning, you can make it an event. 

These tips will help you elevate a seemingly ordinary Friday night at home into something you’ll be looking forward to all week. 

Set The Mood

The single most important thing you can do to make your evening at home feel more special than usual is to set the mood. Clear away any remnants of the day, dim the lights, wrap yourself in a luxuriously soft blanket, and nestle down knowing you have everything you need for the perfect night in. 

Appeal to all of your senses by fragrancing the room using a diffuser or scented candle. In the same way that a bath is always infinitely more relaxing with the addition of a lovely candle, the right scent helps to set the mood for your evening and even help you drift off easier.

Try Yankee Candle Warm Cashmere, WoodWick Fireside or Price’s Cosy Nights Reed Diffuser.

Make It “Me Time”

Make the most of your downtime by adding some pampering to your night in. That foot scrub you’ve been meaning to open? Now is the time. The eye mask you read about last week? Order it! Skincare products, in particular, are great to use in the evening as they can help the skin regenerate overnight. 
Seeing as the weather is getting colder and harsher, a rich, hydrating face mask makes the perfect addition to a night in, but don’t forget the other parts of your body affected by the change in season. Your hands, feet and hair will all appreciate a little extra hydration, so make time to show them some TLC as part of your cosy night in.  

Try Glamglow Thirstymud for a nourishing facial, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Cream on chapped hands or feet, and Shu Uemura Ultimate Rest Serum to lock moisture into your hair.

Nourish or Nom

Snacks are life, and the right ones can make or break a good night in. By planning ahead, you can make sure you have all your favourite bite-sized favourites to hand and avoid having to bundle up to nip out on a biscuit run. 

Whether you’re a crudites and hummus kind of gal or prefer something a little more substantial, there’s no right or wrong way to cater your cosy night in. Just do yourself a favour and have something yummy on hand to snack on. Putting thought into the food aspect of your night might seem like an unnecessary effort at first, but it can make a world of difference to your evening. 

If you’re entertaining or want to try something unique, why not go for something a little extra, like fondue.

Mix Things Up

No cosy evening is complete without some form of entertainment, and there’s no shortage of options on that front. With record-breaking shows like Squid Game available to binge-watch on Netflix, you have a world of entertainment at your fingertips. 

That being said, while the typical cosy night in involves a good movie or TV series, the novelty of that can soon wear off, especially if you’ve exhausted all the good shows on your streaming service. So, why not try something a little different?

Board games have come a long way since Monopoly and Cluedo, with options to appeal to every interest, age and skill level. Try Azul, an aesthetically appealing tile-placement game, or Qwixx for a fast and addictive dice game. Or, just sit and watch the fire crackle (you can even watch one on your TV if you don’t have a fireplace).

With a bit of forethought and the smallest amount of preparation, you can have endless cosy nights on demand. Enjoy snuggle season!

October Beauty Products You Need In Your Collection

October Beauty Products You Need In Your Collection

The leaves are beginning to change, which means it’s time to shake up your beauty lineup and give those SPF saviours and tropical fragrances a few months off. The arrival of autumn brings with it an increased need for hydrating skincare products, and the perfect opportunity to try something new in your daily regime. If you’re not quite sure where to start or are looking for some inspiration, here are six of our must-have beauty products for October.

Lancome Genifique Eye Cream

Every woman deserves a luxurious eye cream, and Lancome Genifique Eye Cream is an ideal choice as the weather gets harsher. Infused with 7 pre and probiotics, the formula is inspired by microbiome science to restore health and radiance to the skin. Hyaluronic acid penetrates the delicate skin around the eyes, drawing moisture from the atmosphere and locking it in to deeply hydrate and plump. Together, these effects reduce the appearance of fine lines and revive the eye area for a healthier, more youthful look.

bareMinerals SKINLONGEVITY Long Life Herb Serum

This is no ordinary serum. Infused with Long Life Herb, a Japanese botanical extract with a high vitamin and mineral content, bareMinerals SKINLONGEVITY Long Life Herb Serum reverses the visible signs of aging. Strengthening the skin’s barrier by up to 45% against environmental aggressors, stress and free radicals, the serum protects against future damage while also improving skin’s radiance, tone and texture. 

Dermalogica Age Smart Biolumin C Moisturiser

Offering weightless hydration that gives your skin the boost it needs over the colder months, Dermalogica Age Smart Biolumin C Moisturiser is a must-try this October. The light, gel moisturiser is enriched with glycerin, squalane and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture without any greasy residue, while beta-carotene, aloe vera and additional plant botanicals brighten the complexion. 

Lab Series Instant Fix Colour Correcting Moisturiser 

Some days you want a little extra coverage, while still looking natural. Lab Series Instant Fix Colour Correcting Moisturiser does just that, combining lightweight hydration with subtle blurring technology. The transfer-resistant formula adjusts to your skin tone and acts quickly to reduce redness, smooth the appearance of imperfections and balance your overall complexion. So, you can be photo-ready and filter-free while still looking your best.

Bleach London Rose Toner Kit

Blondes have more fun, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix things up now and then. With Bleach London Rose Toner Kit, you can transform your blonde or bleached locks, giving them a new tint for a new season. The Rose Toner Kit includes everything you need to banish yellow and welcome in a “distinctly pink” shade that you’ll be living for this autumn.

Nails Inc Hydrogel Avocado Eye Mask

Whether the late nights are catching up with you or the stress of daily life is starting to show, an eye mask can go a long way to helping you look and feel more refreshed. The Nails Inc Hydrogel Avocado Eye Mask includes 20 pairs of film-backed hydrogel masks to de-puff and brighten even the most tired eyes. After just 20-30 minutes, the avocado extract will plump, nourish and destress delicate under-eye skin.

There we have it, a hand-picked selection of the best beauty products for you to try this October. Which will be at the top of your list?

The Early Bird Christmas Shopper Edit

The Early Bird Christmas Shopper Edit

Not much beats feeling organised when it comes to Christmas. And for the majority of us, even though we may make our best efforts by “thinking” about what to gift our loved ones in advance, we don’t usually follow through until the last minute when everything is all of a sudden feeling a lot more stressful. Our advice? Strive to become an early bird Christmas shopper.

You can shop by category here…

Or shop by whatever your budget…

If you’re in need of further inspiration, here are some of our top picks…

Yankee Candle Christmas Advent Book

Featuring votive candles in the scents Twinkling Lights, Tree Farm Festival, Letters To Santa, Christmas Eve Cocoa, Snow In Love, Christmas Cookie, Snowflake Cookie, Christmas Eve, Christmas Magic, All Is Bright, Holiday Hearth and Cinnamon Stick, along with a beautiful collection of tea lights, this would make the perfect gift for any home-scent lover.

Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum Gift Set

For the skincare fanatics, this gorgeous set from Lancôme is set to be super popular this Christmas. Featuring some of the brand’s most iconic skincare products including, the Advanced Genifique Serum, Rénergie Multi-Lift Ultra Day Cream, Rénergie Multi-Lift Night Cream and Advanced Genifique Eye Cream, this collection is a must-have.

Chloe Signature Gift Set

A dazzling world comes to life in this vibrant, effervescent gift set available from Chloe’s magical floral market. Chloe Eau de Parfum Signature’s elegant bottle is adorned with a charming ribbon captivates you at first glance. Fresh and feminine, this perfume explores all the facets of the Chloe woman. If you’re gifting a fan of beautiful, delicate fragrances, this would make the perfect present.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Gift Set

Every Marc Jacobs fragrance is a classic, but a long-term cult-favourite is the original Daisy.  Whoever is on your list and lucky enough to receive this beautiful gift set can indulge in this charming and decadent, fresh fragrance with a full-size bottle, travel bottle and a body lotion. What’s better than having your favourite fragrance at your fingertips in spritz and lotion formulas?


Invite him to celebrate in gold with the BOSS Bottled Christmas giftset, sparkling with precious golden snowflakes to awaken the magic of the festive season. Vibrant and sensuous, this fruity and fresh fragrance is a popular scent known for its deep, masculine scent.

Lacoste L.12.12 For Him Gift Set

Capturing the playful spirit of the brand and transforming fragrance notes into emotions to evoke the very spirit of the iconic shirt, this gift set is unforgettably cool, inventive, and elegant just like the brand. Featuring a full size fragrance, deodorant and shower gel, it’s nice and easy to gift to that someone special this Christmas.

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Make Your Home Smell Heavenly With These Yankee Candles

Make Your Home Smell Heavenly With These Yankee Candles

It’s officially time to fill your home with deliciously-smelling home scents, why not celebrate the season of sweater weather with a cosy Yankee Candle? From large candles that can burn for hours to lighter and brighter ones that will instantly transform your mood. We’ve rounded up the top candles that will leave your home smelling heavenly this season…

Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine Large Jar Candle

Discover this classic, easy-to-use jar candle, featuring pure natural fruit extracts and a seductively lush fragrance, the midnight jasmine candle from Yankee is a must-have this season. Blending neroli, ortanique, mandarin blossom and yellow grapefruit as the main body, this candle culminates a lingering impression of musk and powdery notes. Shop this unmissable 100% natural lead-free wick candle today!

Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Large Candle

Autumn has officially landed and what better way to kick off the season than with a rich, deliciously-smelling cinnamon scented candle? Explore this incredible Yankee Candle, blended with a cardamom base and notes of cedarwood and clove. It’s time to make your home super toasty with this sweet scented candle that will leave your home glowing all night long…

Yankee Candle Candlelit Cabin Medium Candle

The warm glow of candlelight welcomes you to an incredible winter retreat. Shop the ultimate candle that transforms you to a warm, snowy night. Discover warm top notes of rhubarb and black peppercorn, followed by middle notes of nutmeg, magnolia and a hazelnut base, finished luxurious notes of vetiver and patchouli. Go on, fill your home with the ultimate Yankee Candle scent now…

Yankee Candle Elevation Velvet Woods Candle

It’s a cold Sunday night, you’re wrapped up in your favourite fuzzy hat and you’re finally home from a cosy, evening stroll, but you’re missing that smell of those rich, warm woods… Worry no more, the Yankee Candle Velvet Woods Candle has you covered! Recreating the scent of rich woods, teaming with exotic interludes of warm amber and a hint of sweet fruit blossoms. This candle is perfect for showcasing your style in any room. Treat yourself or gift someone special this season.

Yankee Candle Red Raspberry Large Jar Candle

Tangy and sweet, this incredible home scent is bursting with delicious notes of ripe, rosy red and raspberries. Fill your home this season with this fresh and fruity candle. This large classic jar candle has a burn time between 110-150 hours and reflects a warm and comforting sense of style that’s always at home, be it in the bedroom, the bathroom, the living room, or anywhere else you see fit! 

Yankee Candle A Calm & Quiet Place Large Candle

Calm your home with this meditative fragrance – balanced and centered with gentle jasmine, a whisper of patchouli and warm amber musk. Explore fragrance top notes of mandarin left, middle notes of cedarwood and jasmine, followed by a base of patchouli and sandalwood. If you’re on the hunt for a little zen this season, try out the Calm & Quiet Place Candle.

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5 Autumn Scents You’ll Want To Wear Right Now

5 Autumn Scents You’ll Want To Wear Right Now

Autumn has officially landed and so have the autumnal fragrances too. It’s time to swap out those light and bright scents to warmer, richer scents that will see you through those colder nights and cosy indoor gatherings. So, read on to find out the top 5 autumn scents you’ll want to wear right now…

Elie Saab Le Parfum Lumiere Eau De Parfum

Radiant, voluptuous, addictive. Discover this must-have autumn scent that opens with a sun-kissed, radiant orange blossom, as an ode to light. The middle note develops into a jasmine absolute, a legendary flower in perfumery, revealing voluptuousness and elegance. It combines with a pure, modern patchouli heart.The base note unfolds into a cedar woody accord adding character and a lingering trail, while the honey rose envelops the composition in a beautifully addictive note. Add this luxurious Elie Saab to your collection this season!

Valentino Voce Viva Intensa Eau de Parfum 

Voce Viva Intensa Eau de Parfum is a bold, intense and luxurious scent for women. An ode to Valentino’s multi-faceted femininity. A harmony of a radiant floral bouquet amplified by Jasmine Absolute twisted with an addictive Crystal Moss accord and intensified with a double dose of Bourbon Vanilla celebrating the sound or your voice in the scent of your fragrance. Why not treat yourself to the ultimate autumn scent this month?

Givenchy L’Interdit Rouge Eau de Parfum

Nothing embodies the autumn months more than this new Givenchy fragrance. Explore L’Interdit Rouge Eau de Parfum. Packaged in a deep, dark bottle, this sensual perfume for women unveils a white floral bouquet tinted in red. Carnal Tuberose & opulent Jasmine are ignited with a fiery red accord of Pimento Leaf, Blood Orange and Ginger, signing the fragrance with a floral, spicy trail. A captivating Eau de Parfum turning addictive sensations into burning obsession. In tribute to Givenchy’s iconic red colour, the feminine perfume bottle is adorned with translucent red lacquer, setting the interior ablaze. L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Rouge by Givenchy, a burning hot perfume daring you to cross the red line.

Lancome Idole Aura Eau de Parfum Spray

Discover Idôle’s signature now wrapped in an addictive solar wave. A fragrance for women sharing the light of success with others. Because when you succeed, the world succeeds with you, sweeping an entire community along in the wake of a new scent. Treat yourself to a modern twist on the original Lancome Idole, you won’t regret it… 

Giorgio Armani My Way Eau de Parfum Intense Spray

If you’re after just one incredible fragrance this season then Armani My Way Intense is the one for you. Live your way, intensely with an amplified bright floral bouquet on an addictive woody trail, enscapilating intense experiences and authentic encounters around the world. Featuring warm vanilla notes, this luxurious new scent is sure to see you through the colder months.

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